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Soul Shattered Sister

by Jim Vegas

The 4th Jim Vegas album is like a giant oak tree planted near water, reflecting the roots of the music but always growing in his unique Alternative Blues style.
Genre: Rock: Rock & Roll
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Soul Shattered Sister
4:13 album only
2. Bad Fruit in the Yard
3:51 album only
3. Till the Whole Thing Blows
4:00 album only
4. Not That Strong
3:28 album only
5. Love Is Coming Back Around
3:07 album only
6. Everything You Don't Need
3:55 album only
7. Fairweather Friend
3:44 album only
8. Far from You
3:11 album only
9. Lightning Hit the Box
4:18 album only
10. Life Is Hard
3:51 album only
11. Sun Is Gonna Smile
4:29 album only
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Album Notes
When the opening bar of Jim Vegas’ forthcoming album “Soul Shattered Sister” (Goonzy Magoo Records) erupts from the speakers you are instantly struck by the power of songwriting as a craft, shuffling, at times blistering guitar playing, and punched in the gut with some deep emotional experiences, while simultaneously humming along, and tapping your toes to the beats which have made him a favorite of many Midwest music fans.
Vegas, currently residing in Kansas ( long time fans remember his performances in L.A, Chicago, and Denver) describes the 11-song set as “Alternative blues with an emphasis on the song, it’s always about serving the song ” — his discography, includes three previous albums under his own name and one with former Los Angeles based rock noir band Budhi Brown.
“Soul Shattered Sister”, which follows 2016’s “Rock N Roll Ain’t Cheap”, explores Vegas’ unique writing and playing style, spilling ink on a new chapter in his musical catalogue. The album features Luke Young blowing saxophones, Sam Young slapping and walking the Bass, Philip Holmes rocking and swinging the Drums, and some added percussion and texture from Carter Green (From the Cajun Band “The Mudbugs”) who also mixed and engineered the album. Luke Wallace at Red Cat Studios also engineered 4 cuts.
Vegas’ releases are like giant oak trees planted near water, always reflecting his musical roots — which go back to his discovery of blues as a child – “the first time I heard blues/jazz music, which to me are two sides of the same coin, it really was like diggin up a chest of gold, or finding the holy grail.It just crushed me and the world I knew with it’s truth,beauty, and power. This music still does that to me, decades later.”
“Soul Shattered Sister” expands Vegas’ palette. Using tradition as a springboard instead of a crutch, he paints jazz, pop, reggae,blues, and rock, onto a canvas for his poetic lyrics and emotionally charged vocals.
All of the music and the lyrics on “Soul Shattered Sister” come directly from Vegas, who also gives a nod to Boogie and John Lee Hooker inspired rhythms on tracks like “Not That Strong”, classic R & B on “Till The Whole Thing Blows”, and even Indie Rock on the title track.
Both Engineers (Luke Wallace & Carter Green) captured Vegas’ slightly overdriven Sheraton guitar tones, and smokey,wisdom soaked vocals from different angles giving the album a cohesive but broad landscape.
Vegas ( who believes songwriting is craft) says, “If you work hard every day at something you’re going to get better, it becomes part of who you are, not something you do. I think the writing on this album contains the best songs I’ve ever created, and I am extremely proud of my band and these engineers for bringing these songs to life”



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